Industry leading ventilation hygiene, system surveying and extract cleaning company, Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd (VSS), has appointed Darren Ling as Sales Director.
In light of the company’s recent acquisition of Hygienic Maintenance Limited (HML), Darren’s appointment will help to grow the business through this crucial stage of development, as well as establishing a dynamic sales function to source new contracts and lead the company’s growing sales team.
Having worked in the ventilation cleaning and maintenance industry for 15 years, Darren’s experience (firstly as a sales engineer and then as Sales Director) means that he is well placed to meet the demands that VSS’s recent expansion will require.
Recent roles have seen Darren manage the sales function, oversee marketing strategies, troubleshoot potential issues and take responsibility for keys accounts such as Heathrow and Gatwick airports, as well as many other multi-site kitchen extract contracts which required hands on contract management skills and client liaison.
Darren said, “The requirement for today’s building managers to be up to date with their industry-specific legal obligations and standards is onerous. At VSS, we are well versed in the requirements all businesses will need to ensure compliance, offering vital services such as fire damper testing, ventilation risk assessment services, air hygiene duct cleaning, kitchen extract duct cleaning, LEV testing and air conditioning servicing.”
Darren’s appointment means that the VSS team now has an impressive 60 years’ worth of experience in its sector, working for businesses of all sizes, from global name organisations to small independents.
In addition to his extensive industry experience, Darren has also been widely published in trade magazines, supplying informative articles regarding topics such as Fire Safety, Duct cleanliness and Legislation such as BS EN15780, Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005 and guidance such as B&ES TR19 Standards.
Whether you are a systems designer, building owner or responsible for Health & Safety compliance within your company - you will need to ensure that you are completely familiar with the guidelines which apply to your industry. One call to VSS will help you to understand the regulatory requirements for your business.
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About Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd.
Lead by Nick Umfreville and George Friend, VSS has a wealth of industry experience, spanning over 25 years, working with small independents as well as global organisations. More recently George Friend was elected President of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association, and is regarded as a genuine authority in the industry.
Services include ductwork cleaning and remediation, hygiene surveys, inspection and testing of local exhaust ventilation systems (LEV) and air conditioning energy assessments (EPBD).